Previously Troubled Southern Nepal Votes Peacefully in Municipal and Village Council Election

Posted on: Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017

The Madhesi ethnic group wants their provinces to have more territory than was assigned under the constitution adopted in 2015. The constitution divided Nepal in seven federal provinces that would have their own provincial assemblies. The names of these …

About Mithila

Mithila is an ancient cultural region of South Nepal and North India lying between the lower ranges of the Himalayas and the Ganges River. The Nepal border cuts across the top fringe of this region. The Gandak and Kosi Rivers are rough western and eastern boundaries of Mithila. The Ramayana records a dynastic marriage between Prince Rama of Ayodhya and Sita, the daughter of Raja Janak of Mithila. The town of Janakpur, in the northern Nepali section of Mithila, is believed to be Janak's old capital.

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